MLB Prop Bets: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 19:45:00 EDT

The Colorado Rockies (51-67) face the St. Louis Cardinals (64-51) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday at 7:45pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. German Marquez is the probable pitcher for the Rockies, while Jordan Montgomery is the probable pitcher for the Cardinals. The Cardinals are favored to win at -200, while the Rockies are at +170. The total runs line is set at 7.0, with OVER at -125 and UNDER at +105.

  • The Rockies (-125) have a 65-53 Run Line record this season, while the Cardinals (+105) hold a record of 63-52.
  • The Rockies have a 57-57-4 O/U record this season (meaning 57 games have gone over the total runs line, 57 have gone under and four have resulted in a push). The Cardinals have a 55-57-3 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Rockies are averaging 4.5 runs per game this season (9th in the league). Comparatively, the Cardinals are averaging 4.7 (5th).
  • In the field, the Rockies are allowing a whopping 5.4 runs per game this season (29th in the league), while the Cardinals are allowing an average of 4.0 runs (8th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Rockies are at .263 (ranking 1st in the Major leagues), while the Cardinals are batting .253 (6th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Cardinals have hit 136 (10th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Rockies have managed 105 (T22nd).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Rockies have recorded 511 RBIs to rank 9th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Cardinals have recorded 520 RBIs to rank 7th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Cardinals have an earned run average of 3.90 this season (15th in the Majors), while The Rockies have an ERA of 5.01 (28th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Rockies have recorded 816 this season, ranking 30th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Cardinals rank 28th for total strikeouts, recording 849.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .245 against the Cardinals this season (17th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Rockies’ opponents are at .277 (30th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rockies 25-36-57 17-17-29 8-19-28 5-7-12 20-29-45 0-0-0 1-6-3
  • Cardinals 31-25-59 20-8-31 11-17-28 22-10-30 9-15-29 0-0-0 3-2-5

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rockies 36-59-23 22-30-11 14-29-12 9-12-3 27-47-20 0-0-0 3-6-1
  • Cardinals 46-40-29 29-20-10 17-20-19 31-21-10 15-19-19 0-0-0 4-4-2


  • The NRFI is 52-66 in Rockies games this season. The Cardinals have a 54-61 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Cardinals recorded an upset 5-4 victory over the Rockies at Busch Stadium yesterday. Paul Goldschmidt went yard en route to that victory, hitting a home run to go with 3 RBIs. The Cardinals have now won 10 straight at Busch Stadium against the Rockies.

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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